I really want to like this game but it just feels so slow, boring and shallow.
It's like it has all the trappings of being realistic (slow animations, cumbersome movement/aiming etc) but with almost none of the strategy or immersion that would afford. You can carry a dozen different weapons with you at once (including ammo and ammo types) and enough food to feed an entire town but you have to tediously carry 1 animal carcass to a shop/the camp or cook meat 1 at a time. You have gimmicks like stealth, lassoing, throwing weapons etc but they're all drastically inferior to just shooting dudes which is easy and convenient.
The open world, while gorgeous, feels completely wasted. You can't really do anything interesting since it's just the same basic GTA shit that you've been doing for decades. All the interesting stuff happens during scripted missions which are accessed in linear orders, or random events which play out the exact same way every time for every player, which begs the question of why the game is even open world at all.
Help me out here bros, I want to enjoy this but I'm just not seeing the appeal.